Open Days

Welcome to our Open Day at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh – we are looking forward to meeting you!

Veterinary Medicine at Easter Bush – 22 September and 6 October 2018

The Easter Bush campus will be hosting all Veterinary Medicine related activity and providing transport to and from the Central area, so that visitors can explore all of the extended facilities that the University has to offer.

Please note that attendance at Open Day requires booking in advance.  To register your interest in booking a place please follow the link below. 

We recommend that you do not book travel until booking opens and your place at the Open Day has been confirmed.



09:15 09:45

Bus leaves Buccleuch Place

Arrive Easter Bush

10:00 13:00

Session 1: 

10:00 – Presentation

11:15 – Campus Tour*


Lecture Theatre 1 – upper entrance


Session 2:

10:10 – Campus Tour*

11:15 – Presentation



Lecture Theatre 1 – upper entrance

​13:00 13:45

Bus leaves Easter Bush

Arrives Buccleuch Place




Bus leaves Buccleuch Place

Arrives Easter Bush



Session 1: 

13:15 – Presentation

14:30 – Campus Tour*


Lecture Theatre 1 – upper entrance


Session 2:

13:15 – Campus Tour*

14:30 – Presentation



Lecture Theatre 1 – upper entrance



Bus leaves Easter Bush

Arrive Buccleuch Place

*Please note that due to popular demand and the space constraints of our clinical areas, spaces on campus tours will be limited to two per booking (applicant + one guest). This is to allow us to prioritise access for applicants.  Additional guests are very welcome to attend all other activities.  Should you be selected for interview, a full campus tour with two guest spaces is included in the day.


Follow the link above to register attendance and select either a Morning or Afternoon session for Veterinary Medicine and whether you would like to attend the presentation or the campus tour first. All activity is the same so the choice of one or the other first is entirely up to you.


Presentations on 22 Septmber from Senior Lecturer Dr. Guraa Bergkvist BSc (Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS in the morning and Lecturer Fraser Murdoch BVMS MANZCVS (Sheep Medicine) FHEA MRCVS in the afternoon. Dr Bergkvist and Mr Murdoch will cover all aspects of the course, entry requirements and application process to the BVM&S programme.

Presentations on 6 October from Senior Veterinary Clinical Lecturer & Vet School Director of Quality Dr Claire Philips BVM&S PhD MRCVS FHEA in the morning and Senior Lecturer Dr Andrew Gardiner BVM&S, PhD, MSc in the afternoon. Dr Philips and Dr Gardiner will cover all aspects of the course, entry requirements and application process to the BVM&S programme.

Campus Tours will be led by current students and faculty staff.  They offer an unique opportunity to see the veterinary teaching facilities as well as our hospitals and vets at work.  Your tour guide will be able to offer first-hand experiences of studying and working at the vet school, so feel free to ask as many questions as you have!

Admissions Team members will be on hand to offer advice and support across all areas of applying to and studying on the BVM&S programme.

Student Ambassadors will be representing the University as a whole and can offer advice on wider support enquiries relating to the University as a whole.  Our own Vet School Ambassadors will be leading the tours and offering first hand insight on life as a student at R(D)SVS.

The programme of the day allows plenty room for access to our staff as well as allowing you to attend wider University area talks in the Central sites.


There is a café on site serving hot and cold refreshments all day.

Coaches will depart promptly, so please allow plenty of time to meet these times. 

If you are making your own way to the Vet School, please make sure you have booked a place in advance via the online booking system and arrive no less than 10 minutes before you first activity.